In The Know - STM December 2021 News

Updated: Mar 30



Best of Luck to our clients on their upcoming bowl games!

We will be cheering you on!



Short's ground transportation division, STM Driven recently worked with Cardinal in Ohio to contract buses for the NCAA D1 Women's Volleyball Finals. We were thrilled to see personally wrapped buses for the individual teams. The results speak for themselves. Congratulations to each team on a successful season!



4 charts show what the travel industry looks like 2 years into the Covid pandemic


After a year of heavy losses, the travel industry is finally showing some signs of bouncing back — even as the emergence of the Covid-19 omicron variant has led some countries to tighten their borders again.

Increased vaccination rates, pent-up demand and accumulated savings helped spur demand for global tourism through 2021 as nationwide lockdowns eased and countries rolled back border restrictions.

Here are four charts that show what the travel industry looks like two years into the Covid pandemic...read more

 


Omicron is prompting new rules for international travel to the U.S. Here’s what you need to know

The rules of international travel are changing — again.

The emergence of the omicron variant of Covid in southern Africa and its detection around the world has sparked a host of new travel requirements and, in some cases, outright bans — further complicating international trips that were just starting to pick up.

Three weeks after lifting a blanket pandemic travel ban on more than 30 countries, the Biden administration on Nov. 29 banned visitors from South Africa, Lesotho, Eswatini, Botswana, Namibia, Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe...read more


 


You May Soon Be Able to Renew Your Passport Entirely Online — Here's What to Know

President Joe Biden signed an executive order requiring the government to design a new digital system. Travelers looking to renew their passports may soon be able to do so online after President Joe Biden signed an executive order requiring the government to design a new digital system. The order, which Biden signed on Monday, mandates that the secretary of state "design and deliver a new online passport renewal experience that does not require any physical documents to be mailed." The new order is expected to take six to 12 months to implement, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said during a briefing on Monday...read more


 



Travel restrictions by country following the Omicron variant outbreak


Just as many countries around the world were beginning to loosen their border restrictions, reports of a newly detected coronavirus variant in South Africa sent many of those doors slamming shut again.

The new B.1.1.529 variant was named Omicron by the World Health Organization on November 26.

Different countries and territories have taken different approaches toward preventing the spread of this new variant...read more


Holiday Travel Tips From TSA -

Fly Like Rudolph for the Holiday Season

While wrapped presents aren’t prohibited, we highly encourage you to keep your presents unwrapped in case our TSA officers need to inspect them. Both our officers and the jolly folks waiting in line behind you will be as merry as Mrs. Claus if you leave the wrapping for later...read more









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